PPI in the News

PPI President Will Marshall was quoted in an article on economic despair from CNNMoney‘s Steven A. Holmes. In a recent AP poll, 54% of respondents described the economy as “poor.” In a new CNNMoney/E*Trade survey, a majority graded the economy as a “C” — or worse. In Gallup’s weekly survey, 60% of Americans said the […]

PPI President Will Marshall was quoted in a piece from U.S. News & World Report on the unpopularity of both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Clinton has a golden resume in conventional terms, having served as secretary of state, U.S. senator from New York and first lady when her husband Bill was president. She is […]

A PPI report on the growth of the tech economy was referenced in this piece from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Thanks to growing companies like Citi, Enterprise, NISC, ESRI, Curas, BoardPaq and many others, St. Charles County is a strong part of the ‘Silicon Prairie’ in metro St. Louis and the Midwest,” Ehlmann said. “There […]

A PPI survey was one of the topics of discussion in Politico’s Morning Trade. Veteran Democratic pollster Peter Brodnitz says there’s a big misconception about how voters view trade, noting a new Progressive Policy Institute poll that shows 65 percent of swing voters in four battleground states think manufacturing jobs have been lost to cheap […]

The Financial Times referenced a PPI survey in an article about the American presidential primaries. As the campaigns inch towards the general election, new polling suggests that the eventual Republican and Democratic nominees will have to perform some nimble adjustments to their policy messages if they are to successfully lure swing voters, my colleague Sam […]

A recent poll conducted by the PPI was cited in this McClatchy article on swing voters in the upcoming election. Swing voters aren’t angry. But they’re tired of nasty, strident partisan rhetoric, and they don’t believe the economy is rigged against them. Those are among the findings of a survey of swing voters in four […]

Slate columnist Helaine Olen references a PPI report in this article on the complexity and cost of filing taxes. “According to the Progressive Policy Institute, the average recipient of the earned income tax credit loses about $400 of his or her refunds to the preparers who helped complete and submit his or her taxes. For […]

A PPI report on tech companies is cited in this article from local Missouri news station KMOV. St. Charles County is one of the top 25 places for tech companies, according to a recent report from the Progressive Policy Institute.” For the rest of the article, visit KMOV.

The Atlantic’s Gillian B. White wrote about the PPI’s recent report on the exploitation of low income workers by tax preparation services. The Earned Income Tax Credit program has become one of the largest national anti-poverty programs in the country, distributing about $67 billion to around 28 million low-income workers and their families. By that […]

A PPI Report by senior fellow Paul Weinstein is discussed in this article for Johns Hopkins University’s magazine. National tax preparation chains continue to exploit the working poor, many of whom spend a significant portion of a key federal anti-poverty tax credit just to pay for filing their taxes, a new study concludes. These large […]